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Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
. gay couples will be able to get legally married in our state. the law will officially go into effect and thousands of people are expected to seize the moment. nadia met one of those couples that is getting ready for their big day. >> wedding bells are in the air. after nearly six years together, amanda and april are rehearsing for their special day. they are just one of many couples set to tie the knot on tuesday when same sex marriage in maryland becomes legal. >> to be legally married under the state law is marvelous. >> a long journey included many obstacles. >> in 2009 when we had a commitment ceremony, we did not think it was going to happen anytime soon. same-sex couples can obtain a marriage license. those who oppose the law set -- set the stage for a maryland voters to decide on the november ballot, and a majority of voters approved the measure. they obtained their marriage license earlier this month. >> it was like yes, we finally did it. >> a little boy or girl that we get to adopt will be able to have two moms and their birth certificate or on their adoption certifi
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
laws. some key provisions that go into effect on the first. >> about a dozen state laws will go into effect when the clock reaches midnight next tuesday. we picked a few of them to highlight some of them may have heard about already. some of them, maybe not. with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences, and new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples and the maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples will not go into affect until 2013 -- marriage licenses will not go into affect until 2013. elections will not be held on the same cycle as presidential elections in baltimore. it will some be easier for veterans to prove they served. the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them set -- something to prove their status. dibble half included on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification -- they will have to include it on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification. a parent or guardian will have the right to freeze a child credit report. >> it will take a little bit of time. what th
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
after waiting in the rain. >> retaliation for a new united states law. >> this is political retaliation. the ponds are the children. -- the pawns are the children. they have no voice. it will harm thousands of lives. >> last year, there were more than 100,000 children living in orphanages. if this adoption ben is signed into law, it will go in january 1. >> thank you. a symbol of the holiday season is shiny for a few more days. it is a bittersweet reminder of the closure of the steel mill. the star of bethlehem has been shining bright for more than 40 years. the operator went bankrupt. the plant is being sold off in pieces. the chief marketing officer says the company's decision to light the star one last time was done to show respect for the community. i do not care how uncool it sounds, but i used to love watching dick clark on new year's eve. this year, he will be part of the celebration. 288 new crystal triangles were added this morning. one of them was engraved with the words, dick clark. that is his widow. and he hosted the new year's eve celebration for more than 40 y
Dec 23, 2012 11:30pm EST
fighting the push for new gun laws that followed the shooting in connecticut. the head of the powerful group is promoting the proposal to have more security in schools. >> this time, school safety is a big part of the argument. in his first interview after the connecticut shooting tragedy, nra chief wayne lapierre. >> the gun is the tool. the person is the criminal. >> they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> is it crazy to put guns with police in schools to protect our children? then call me crazy. >> i oversaw the air federal marshals. it is a deterrent. >> legislation will have to wait for the newcomers to get settled in. but the new debate is under way. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. we are miles away from figuring this out. >> many are buying up weapons while they still can. >> i don't think it is ever a wrong time to protect yourself and exercise your second amendment rights. >> but 30 miles away from the connecticut shooting scene, gun owners were surrendering t
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
about the storm tomorrow morning. >> russian president signed into law banning americans from adopting russian children. according to the ap, the ban means 52 children will not remain in russia. activists denounced the move. >> it is not surprising there is political retribution. but what's shocking is that they are putting the well-being of children at risk for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> the ban goes into effect january 1. tony is proud to be from chicago but even he may get whiplash our next trip when he sees how much it will cost car fare next year. $6.50 an hour at some downtown meteres. the most expensive parking meters in north america. $5.75 an are currently hour. what's going on there? for one arkansas family, an uninvited guest ruined their picnic. a snake. they crash their party in the everglades national park. it is a 17 foot burmese python. can you imagine? a park ranger kileld the s -- killed the snake. a python challenge will be occurring the next week's to control the population. think your job is boring? perhaps it would like to str
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